RDP project database
Energy and Climate Initiative for Wilstermarsch
In light of climate change, the rural community of Wilstermarsch has undertaken joint actions towards improving energy efficiency in the area, in particular by maintaining the attractiveness of housing through reducing energy costs of buildings.
Many old buildings in the rural communities of Wilstermarsch are inadequately insulated, have outdated heating systems and therefore consume too much energy. This affects the climate negatively, engenders rising energy costs, and decreases the attractiveness of living in rural areas for people that need to also cover transportation costs. However, there are some solutions to counteract this situation that could be available with adequate investment and awareness-raising.
The main objective of the projects were: i) reduction of carbon emissions and thereby promoting climate protection; ii) raising private investment that could stimulate regional business; iii) maintaining attractiveness of rural residential areas by modernising old buildings.
The project consisted of three main actions: i) creating a project partnership between local actors from different sectors to be involved in the promotion of the project online and in regional magazines; ii) setting up a 'Central Energy Competence Centre' which serves informing about the project and offers guidance to local population; iii) subsidising the investments with a help of the Public Office of Wilstermarsch.
Results & Benefits
The project has significantly contributed to improving cooperation between local actors towards solving the rural energy and climate problems. Apart from the private residences, public buildings were examined. There are approximately 20 buildings which will undergo energy optimisation.
This project has been been successful thanks to excellent cooperation between the local actors. In particular, it has benefited from financial sources channeled through the Public Office of Wilstermarsch.
Project location and other information
Wilstermarsch, Schleswig-Holstein The project is financed by measures 322 and 413
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At a glance
Final beneficiary type
Non-farm or non-forest entreprises, Public/local authorities, Local Action Group, Other, Non-governmental organisations
€20 000 - €99 999
Theme / Measure:
Rural Quality of Life & Economic Diversification
Improving quality of life in rural areas
322. Village renewal and development
Housing, Climate action, Energy, Energy efficiency , Village renewal